Wayne Wallace: ‘Your Art Should Go Hand-in-Hand With Your Social Consciousness’

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Wayne Wallace is an acclaimed Afro-Latin jazz musician and eloquent public intellectual. This academic year, the multi-faceted, 61-year-old trombonist became a jazz...

Jazz Musician Najee Talks New Music & The Other Side of Prince

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Best-selling jazz musician Najee released his 13th studio album, The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey, this past October. His...

EXCLUSIVE: Billy Cobham Talks 40th Anniversary of Seminal LP ‘Spectrum’

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of drummer Billy Cobham's debut LP, Spectrum. Originally released in October 1973 on Atlantic Records,...

T.I., Fahamu Pecou and Michael Rooks Talk Art, Hip-Hop & Culture

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Grammy-winning hip hop superstar T.I. and High Museum of Art curator Michael Rooks recently spoke about an intersection between both fine...

Sonia Sanchez Delivers Poetry and Advice at Spelman College

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Sonia Sanchez likes to talk about how peacekeeping can save communities. The profound poet laureate and author of Home Coming and...

‘Invisible Universe’ Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

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M. Asli Dukan's documentary 'Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction' explores the relationship between the Black body and...

ABFF 2013: Spike Lee and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Talk Realities of Black Hollywood

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The 17th Annual Black American Film Festival (June 19-23) held court in Miami with star-studded appearances, movie premieres and parties with...

St. Kitts and Nevis: Bob Marley Remembered on 68th Birthday

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Writing for SKNVibes, Precious Mills talks to members of the music community in the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis...

Scotty Barnhart: New Director of Count Basie Orchestra Talks Jazz Education

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Scotty Barnhart was recently named the new director of the Count Basie Orchestra (CBO). The talented jazz trumpeter returned home to...

Nelson George: ‘Funk is the Link Between Soul and Hip-Hop’

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Black pop culture curator Nelson George screened his upcoming VH1 Rock Doc, Finding The Funk, on opening night of Atlanta’s BronzeLens...

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